Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (1 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   2 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria

By       Message Stephen Lendman     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 5 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 2   Well Said 1   News 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Author 194
Become a Fan
  (191 fans)
- Advertisement -

Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria

Washington, rogue NATO powers, and Arab League despots move closer to belligerent intervention.

by Stephen Lendman

On February 4, Russia and China vetoed the Arab League's one-sided Syria resolution (SC/10536). It illegitimately called for Assad to step down. 

Under international law, no nation or combination thereof, may interfere in the internal affairs of others, except in self-defense if attacked.

SC/10536 also called for "further measures" for noncompliance. It resembled SC/1973 on Libya. Aggressive war followed, ravaging the country lawlessly.

Russia and China want replicating Libya avoided. Passing SC/10536 risked giving Washington, NATO partners, and rogue Arab League allies responsibility to protect authority to intervene.

- Advertisement -

As a result, this unholy alliance circumvented SC authority for General Assembly passage of essentially the same text. It's non-binding but sends a message.

Syrian UN ambassador Bashar Jaafari denounced the resolution. Calling it politically motivated, he said Western nations and others want "to settle accounts with Syria."

It authorizes "violence and deliberate sabotage." It'll cause "more chaos and more crisis....The Arab (League) Trojan horse has been unmasked today. (It's) broken both politically and morally."

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov called the measure "unbalanced. It directs all the demands at the government, and says nothing about the opposition." Moreover, it excluded constructive Russian amendments.

Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said one called on "all sections of the Syrian opposition to dissociate themselves from armed groups engaged in acts of violence," and urged all countries act to prevent it.

- Advertisement -

Another rejected amendment called for withdrawing Syrian forces from conflict areas "in conjunction with the end of attacks by armed groups against state institutions and quarters of cities and towns."

China's deputy envoy Wang Min affirmed Beijing's opposition to "armed intervention or forcing a so-called regime change in Syria."

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


- Advertisement -

Must Read 2   Well Said 1   News 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Planning Now

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Alert